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SAM’S CLUB 200: Green brothers best in qualifying for Busch race

November 2, 2002

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— It will be an all-Green front row at North Carolina Speedway, where Jeff Green won the pole Friday for the Sam's Club 200 and older brother, David, qualified second. Jeff, a Winston Cup regular and the 2000 Busch series champion, ran a lap at 153.335 mph to edge David, the 1994 series champion.

"Hey, he's taken a few from me through the years, too," Jeff said. "It's nice to have an all-Green front row and I'm glad for David."

David was fastest in practice and thought he had won the pole when he ran a lap at 153.329 mph. But his brother was a tick faster when he went out for his run.

The elder Green is driving the car Ricky Hendrick vacated last month when he decided a lingering shoulder injury was preventing him from giving 100 percent behind the wheel.

Since taking over, David has posted two top-10 finishes in three races. He had been out of steady work before then.

"When I got back in the car at first, I was afraid I was going to have to knock some rust off," he said. "But the minute I got in that car in Charlotte I knew everything was going to be all right.

"We're going to save the best for Saturday's race."

Mark Green, the middle brother of the trio of racers from Kentucky, qualified 10th.

Qualifying third was Jamie McMurray, who got his first Winston Cup victory last month at Lowe's Motor Speedway, and won for the first time in the Busch series last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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